Overview

"If [an] athlete is serious about getting considerably stronger, he needs to incorporate at least one explosive exercise into his routine. And more is even better." - Bill Starr

The barbell lifts include both power lifting and olympic lifting and greatly emphasize the strength, power, and speed aspects (among others) of CrossFit's ten general physical skills.  Proven competency in each of these lifts is a good indication of overall strength and explosiveness.

Results
[ 6 Months | 1 Year | All Time ]
Lift Date Result From Workout
Deadlift April 10, 2009 1 rep @ 315 lbs CrossFit Total
Back Squat April 10, 2009 1 rep @ 205 lbs CrossFit Total
Front Squat August 02, 2010 45 reps @ 95 lbs Runs, Front Squats, Sumo Deadlift High-pulls, Push-ups
Overhead Squat NA NA NA
Thruster April 30, 2010 45 reps @ 95 lbs Fran
Shoulder Press April 10, 2009 1 rep @ 135 lbs CrossFit Total
Push Press April 28, 2010 55 reps @ 95 lbs Push Presses, Box Jump (24 in.)s, Box Jumps
Push Jerk April 08, 2010 1 rep @ 155 lbs Push Jerk 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Snatch NA NA NA
Power Clean July 12, 2010 3 reps @ 75 lbs 5 times The Chief
Clean & Jerk June 30, 2010 1 rep @ 135 lbs Clean & Jerk : 1 Rep Max
Bench Press NA NA NA

CrossFit Journal Articles

Read more about The Lifts.

The Burgener Warmup -Mike Burgener
The Stance -Mike Burgener
Clean and Jerk -Mike Burgener
The High Hang Snatch -Mike Burgener
Reviewing The Snatch -Mike Burgener
Receiving The Bar -Mike Burgener
Snatch Grip Position -Mike Burgener